The Mammoth was found in the ancient era, it was a huge elephant likeanimal, covered with long hair and often equipped with long curved tusks. The scientists also named its tusks as - Mammothus Primigenius Tusks. Now its tusks is also called Mammoth Tusk or Mammoth Ivory.
The Primary Difference between Mammoth and Elephant Tusk is that ivory from Mammoth tusks comes from an animal that lived during the glacial period about 10,000 to 1,000,000 years ago, whereas the elephant of course is still alive today. A secondary but very important difference is that the mammoth tusks are real antiques and there are no restrictions on importing or exporting them, whereas the trade in elephant ivory is strictly governed by CITES regulations.
Mammoth ivory tusks in cross-section have cross-hatchings, called Schreger lines, of less 90 degrees as opposed to elephant ivory that has cross-hatchings greater than 115 degrees. And there are no restrictions on importing or exporting Mammoth tusks, whereas the trade in elephant ivory is strictly governed by CITES regulations.
Daily Maintenance for Mammoth Tusk Carvings
Avoid placing mammoth tusk carvings in extreme temperatures; environments that are too hot, or with a very high or very low level of humidity, are detrimental to mammoth tusks.
The storage environment should maintain a constant temperature to the fullest extent possible; keep the humidity on or above 70%, avoid long exposure to direct sunlight; keep away from any heat source.
A cup of water or a humidifier can be placed next to the artwork to maintain desirable humidity levels.
Placing the artwork in glass casing can minimize the influence from external factors including temperature difference, change in humidity, etc.
In order to maintain the humidity of the artwork, avoid blowing warm air from the air-conditioner directly at the artwork for a long period of time.
Never immerse the artwork in water or allow the artwork to contact chemical solvents.
Please clean the mammoth tusk carvings with a soft, short-haired brush or soft cloth.
Clean with a clean, soft and white cloth; avoid using dyed or hard fibre cloth.